Executive MBA dates & fees

The IMD Executive MBA is a modular program consisting of a Foundation Stage and a Mastery Stage, giving you the flexibility to choose the format and timing that works best for you.

The Foundation Stage can either be taken as a 20-week online and liVe virtual program or a 20-day on-campus program plus 5 weeks online. The Mastery Stage comprises six 1-week modules spread over twelve months. The total out-of-office time required to complete the Executive MBA ranges from 7 to 9 weeks depending on your Foundation Stage format choice.

See tuition fees details

Foundation Stage dates

Choose from 2 Foundation Stage options before entering the Mastery Stage.


Foundation Stage Lausanne (FSL)

Foundations for Business Leadership - FBL

  • 3 intensive weeks at IMD Lausanne campus including weekends

  • 5 intakes per year

FBL sessions2021

2022

FBL 1

FBL 2

FBL 3

FBL 4

FBL 5

January 24 - February 12

March 12 - 31

April 25 - May 14

August 15 - September 03

November 07 - 26

January 23 - February 11

March 13 - April 1

May 1 - May 20

August 14 - September 2

November 6 - 25

Advanced Management Concepts - AMC

  • 5 weeks of distance learning
  • 4 intakes per year
AMC sessions2021

2022

 AMC I

 AMC II

 AMC III

 AMC IV

January 18 - February 22

March 29 - May 03

May 31 - July 05

September 13 - October 18

January 17 - February 21

March 28 - May 2

June 6 - July 11

September 12 - October 17


NEW - Global Management Foundations (GMF) 

20-week online and liVe virtual program

  • Online and liVe virtual: 20 weeks (15 - 20 hours per week)
  • 2 intakes per year
GMF 1 - 2021Location

Date

Online portal launch

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Distance learning

Distance learning

Distance learning

Distance learning

Distance learning

May 25, 2021

May 31 - July 11, 2021

July 19-27, 2021

August 2 - September 12, 2021

Sept 20 - October  18, 2021

 

GMF 2 - 2021/2022Location

Date

Online portal launch

Module 1 - part 1

Module 1 - part 2

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Distance learning

Distance learning

Distance learning

Distance learning

Distance learning

Distance learning

November 22, 2021

November 29 - Dec 19, 2021

January 3 - 23, 2022

January 31 - Feb 8, 2022

Feb 14 - March 27, 2022

April 4 - May 2, 2022

Mastery Stage dates

The mastery stage is a 12-month blended learning module which requires only 6 weeks out of the office.

  • 3 sessions per year
  • 6 x 1 week residential modules with distance learning in between

April 2022 graduating class - Fully booked

Sessions

Location

Date

Online portal launch

Distance learningMarch 9, 2021

Core module 1

IMD Lausanne campusApril 11 - 16, 2021
Discovery expedition (mandatory)Silicon Valley

September 19 - 24, 2021

Core module 2

IMD Lausanne campusOctober 18 - 22, 2021
Discovery expedition Choose from Peru or Kenya

Peru: November 28 - December 04, 2021

 

Kenya: January 9 - 14, 2022   ! UPDATED !

Discovery expedition (mandatory)China

March 6 - 11, 2022   ! UPDATED !

Core module 3 and graduationIMD Lausanne campus

April 04 - 09, 2022

September 2022 graduating class - Fully booked, waiting list available

Sessions

Location

Date

Online portal launch

Distance learningAugust 31, 2021

Core module 1

IMD Lausanne campusSeptember 26 - October 01, 2021
Discovery expedition (mandatory) Silicon Valley

November 14 - 19, 2021

Discovery expedition (mandatory)India

February 20 - 26, 2022

Core module 2

IMD Lausanne campusMarch 21 - 25, 2022
Discovery expedition Choose from Israel or Peru

Israel: May 08 - 14, 2022

 

Peru: May 08 - 14, 2022

Core module 3 and graduationIMD Lausanne campus

September 5 - 10, 2022

December 2022 graduating class - Filling up fast

Sessions

Location

Date

Online portal launch

Distance learningNovember 30, 2021

Core module 1

IMD Lausanne campusJanuary 9 - January 14, 2022
Discovery expedition (mandatory) China

March 20 - 25, 2022

Core module 2

IMD Lausanne campusJune 20 - 24, 2022
Discovery expedition (mandatory) Silicon Valley

September 11 - 16, 2022

Discovery expedition Choose from Kenya or Israel

Kenya: October 30 - November 4, 2022

 

Israel: October 30 - November 5, 2022

Core module 3 and graduationIMD Lausanne campus

December 05 - 10, 2022

 

April 2023 graduating class

Sessions

Location

Date

Online portal launch

Distance learningMarch 29, 2022

Core module 1

IMD Lausanne campusMay 1 - 6, 2022
Discovery expedition (mandatory) China

June 5 - 10, 2022

Discovery expedition (mandatory)

Silicon ValleySeptember 18 - 23, 2022

Core module 2

IMD Lausanne campusOctober 24 - 28, 2022
Discovery expedition Choose from Kenya or Peru

Peru: November 27 - December 3, 2022


Kenya: February 19 - 24, 2023

Core module 3 and graduationIMD Lausanne campus

March 27 - April 1, 2023

 

September 2023 graduating class

Sessions

Location

Date

Online portal launch

Distance learningSeptember 6, 2022

Core module 1

IMD Lausanne campusOctober 2 - 7, 2022
Discovery expedition (mandatory) Silicon Valley

November 13 - 18, 2022

Discovery expedition (mandatory) 

IndiaFebruary 19 - 25, 2023

Core module 2

IMD Lausanne campusMarch 27 - 31, 2023
Discovery expedition Choose from Israel or Peru

Israel: May 21 - 27, 2023

Peru: May 21 - 27, 2023

Core module 3 and graduationIMD Lausanne campus

September 4 - 9, 2023

 

December 2023 graduating class

Sessions

Location

Date

Online portal launch

Distance learningNovember 29, 2022

Core module 1

IMD Lausanne campusJanuary 8 - 13, 2023
Discovery expedition (mandatory) China

March 19 - 24, 2023

Core module 2

IMD Lausanne campusJune 19 - 23, 2023
Discovery expedition (mandatory) Silicon Valley

September 10 - 15, 2023

Discovery expedition Choose from Kenya or Israel

Kenya: October 29 - November 3, 2023

Israel: November 5 - 11, 2023

Core module 3 and graduationIMD Lausanne campus

December 4 - 9, 2023

Tuition fees

The fee for the program is CHF 115,000. This includes tuition, learning materials and a three-course lunch served at IMD on weekdays*.

Payment timing

Price

Deposit (non-refundable) upon acceptance of admission; *towards the Mastery stage feeCHF 10,000
Foundation Stage (Lausanne (FSL), Singapore (FSS) or Global Management Foundations (GMF)CHF 40,000
Mastery stage (with flexibility and installments available)

CHF 65,000 (*CHF 75,000 Inclusive of Deposit)

TotalCHF 115,000
Estimated living & travel expensesPrice
Travel to IMD
foundation stage (FBL) + 3 x 1 week Core Module in mastery stage (estimate of CHF 1,000 per ticket*)
CHF 4,000
Accommodation
6 weeks residential modules at IMD: 3 weeks for the foundation stage (FBL)  + 3 weeks for the mastery stage (MS)
CHF 11,000
3 discovery expeditions
(China, Silicon Valley, India OR Brasil OR Kenya OR Vietnam)
(Airfare** + Accommodation***)
CHF 10,000
Total estimated living and travel expensesCHF 25,000

*Tuition, teaching materials and a three-course lunch served at IMD on weekdays are included in the fees. All fees quoted are exclusive of any value-added or other indirect taxes that may be due in any country. IMD reserves the right to modify the program dates, location, and fee at any time.

**Air fares are a reasonable estimate and considering Geneva as the point of departure, but are subject to fluctuations either way, considering standard and class of travel, departure airport and any traveller loyalty arrangements that might apply.

***While on Discovery Expeditions, all participants must stay in the same hotel as designated by IMD. The EMBA program actively negotiates favorable packages for room rates and the use of the meeting facilities on-site. This is also critically important for the effective delivery of the program.

 

IMD's Executive MBA program does not offer any direct financial aid or scholarships.

We can work with you to create flexible or staggered tuition payment plans to fit your requirements.

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This information is provided as a service and not as an endorsement of the lender, or indication of any affiliation with these providers. You may explore one of these or any other option of your choice. Each lender will have specific eligibility criteria, lending requirements, and minimum loan amounts.

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